Footballers of Nigerian Descent Representing Another Country in Qatar 2022

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

As the Mundial big day approaches, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will watch the competition from home as they fail to qualify for the colossal occasion. However, that won’t stop Nigerians from playing in the competitions.

Some top footballers of Nigerian descent will feature for another country. These players are integral to the teams they represent.

Below is a list of Nigeria-descent players who are representing other countries and will be playing at Qatar

Karim Adeyemi

Karim Adeyemi was born in München on January 18, 2002, to a Nigerian father.

Nigeria is off the list for the footballer, who has a number of caps for his adopted country, Germany.

The ace has been spectacular in his club, Dortmund, and the German national team.

Adeyemi is projected to shine at Mundial

Bukayo Saka

Saka has had a stellar season at Arsenal and has been named to England’s Euro 2020 squad.

Saka was born and raised in west London by Nigerian parents. He represented England at various levels before deciding to play for the senior team.

The star has a fantastic performance for the English national team. He’ll be one of the stars to watch at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Noah Okafor

Okafor was born in the Swiss town of Binningen to a Swiss mother and a Nigerian father.

He chose to play for Switzerland over the Eagles.

The central forward who plays for Red Bull Salzburg will be a sensation with Nigerian blood expected to bang goals at the Mundial

Jamal Musiala

Bayern Munich’s new star was eligible to represent Nigeria, England, or Germany. 

The London-born superstar was born to a British-Nigerian father and a German mother but opted to represent Germany at the senior level.

The 19-year-old attended the Chelsea Academy until 2019 when he transferred to Bayern Munich.

He previously represented England at the U-17 level before switching to Germany.

The teenage sensation has been named to Germany’s World Cup squad for 2022. He is one of the teenagers to watch out for in the competition.

Manuel Akanji

Akanji was born to a Nigerian father and a Swiss mother in Neftenbach, Switzerland.

The star plays in the heart of Manchester city’s defence and has had a reasonable and impressive season so far. 

The centre-back, who chose to play for Switzerland rather than the Eagles, is also a star with Nigerian blood that will grace the big occasion.


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